The Production of Rural Female Generalists by U.S. Medical Schools


Compares the production of rural female generalists among medical schools. Data from the 1996 AMA Physician Masterfile for the 1988-96 graduate cohort were analyzed to compare the production of rural female generalists by medical school. Outcome measures included total number and percentage of rural female generalist graduates of each school. Only a few schools contribute most of the rural female generalists. These schools' admissions policies, curricula, extracurricular programs, and career advising efforts may serve as models of schools who make it a priority to encourage more of their female graduates to enter rural practice.

WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Katherine Ellsbury, Mark Doescher, Gary Hart